Friday, August 7, 2009

Happy Birthday, baby

Today my first daughter, prize that she is, turns 11. Years. Un.Be.Lievable. Its cliche,everyone says it, its the damn truth: it goes SO fast its mystifying.

Haley is every bit of what first daughters have been in our family for several generations now: studious, responsible, bossy, book wormish and pure delight to be with one-on-one and sometimes in small groups. She's getting to that "oh-Mom-likes-this-therefore-it-sucks" stage which is not so charming. It doesn't change much for her so she might as well adjust her attitude. She's a great kid. But where did my beautiful baby go?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Those first daughters! Sister thought our mom was Mommy Dearest during her much put upon youth. She grew out of it and Haley will too. If you can stand to wait that long. Tell her I hope she has the most wonderful birthday ever. LYFE Milo's Nonna